Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death attorneys in Houma LA | Waitz and DownerHas your loved one died due to another person’s negligence? Wrongful death occurs every day, and many families do not recognize that the death could have been prevented, or was the result of negligence.

The attorneys at Waitz & Downer are experienced personal injury attorneys in Houma LA and are equipped to defend the legal rights of family members that have been left behind.

Death can be considered wrongful in a variety of circumstances, including:

  • Car accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Aviation accidents
  • Defective products
  • Medical malpractice
  • Job-related deaths

All of these circumstances, under the right conditions, may lead to wrongful death. Civil and criminal legal action can be taken against those that caused the death, including businesses (product defects, work-related deaths) and people.

The first step to legal recourse is to give us a call at: 985-876-0870.

A timely investigation into the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s death is essential to win your case. Criminal evidence preservation depends on you finding the right attorney immediately to file your claim. Determining how and why an incident occurred is a matter of time. The longer you wait, the harder it will be to build a case.

We’re on your side every step of the way to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.

Financial Compensation

Nothing we can do will bring your loved one back, but we can alleviate your financial burdens. An unexpected death leaves those left behind with:

  • Medical bills
  • Mortgage payments
  • Lack of financial resources

If the deceased had a child, he or she will need to be taken care of financially. Criminal convictions can lead to peace of mind that those responsible for the death are charged under the watchful eyes of the law.

However, your recourse will be monetary.

The financial compensation that you are awarded is dependent on numerous factors, including:

  • Age
  • Cause of death
  • Loss of income
  • Loss of future income
  • Loss of support
  • Children

The courts may award surviving family members or a spouse compensation. Children may also be awarded monetary compensation.

Wrongful death lawsuits are complex and lengthy. When a person dies unexpectedly, it will leave those left behind with the burden of fighting for the life of a person that is now deceased. The wrong decision or taking a settlement that is far below the deserved amount can happen if you don’t contact a wrongful death attorney.

Time is of the essence, and you need an attorney who is willing to fight for you and your family.

Wrongful Death Attorney in Houma, LA

Give Waitz & Downer a call today at 985-876-0870 to speak with an experienced wrongful death attorney in Houma, LA. We are here to discuss your wrongful death case to seek the compensation you and your family deserve.